Common data cabling mistakes

Common data cabling mistakes

Data network is the driving force of businesses today. That’s why data cabling mistakes can quickly escalate into business blunders. Taking time to choose the correct operator by considering and analyzing all the available options is a wise decision.

Consequences of data cabling mistakes

Interference in transmission –

Electromagnetic interference may occur due to the wrong cable choice and when the data cabling is loose or surrounded by electrical wires or equipment.

WiFi dead zones-

Faulty cable connections or the wrong choice of cable may lead to poor power flow. Due to low power, you may face connection issues.

Weak network-

Wrong cabling decreases network speed and increases the time taken to complete day-to-day tasks.

Short lifespan-

Low-quality cabling will definitely expire faster. This will put in unnecessary reinstallation costs.

Cross talk-

The transmission of antagonistic signals in nearby channels may introduce noise or distortions in the transmission system due to cabling mistakes. This may even lead to cross-connection of phone calls.

Fire hazards-

Lose or low-quality network cabling imposes a high risk of fire hazards.

Frequent repairs-

Cabling mistakes will demand frequent repairs. Frequent repairs will add extra pressure on maintenance costs and hamper the regular activities of the office.

Common data cabling mistakes

Lack of planning

Without prior planning, the risk of design error increases manifold. This affects the performance of the data transmission system in the long run.

Poor cable management

The cables should be managed in an organized fashion. Labels should be used properly. The space available in clumsy areas should be utilised effectively so that tasks such as maintenance and replacements can be done smoothly if needed.

Improper testing

Checking all the connections and the specifications of the data cabling network is vital to ensure that the performance of the network will match the expectations of the company.

Faulty arrangement of cables

Fixing data cables near electrical equipment or electrical wires increases the chance of electromagnetic interferences in the transmission channel.

Compromised quality

Network cabling is a long-term or fixed investment. Nobody wants to change their cables frequently. That’s why using good quality, long-lasting tools and materials is crucial.

Lack of communication

The cabling service should pay attention to the needs of the organization. Structuring the perfect cable network becomes difficult without taking note of those specific requirements.

Ignoring rules and regulations 

Not following data cabling standards or safety rules of the building/locality increases many risks, including fire hazards. The company may even have to encounter legal consequences due to such an act of ignorance.

Choosing the right data cabling service


The cable service should have a well-established presence in the industry. Communication from their side should be crisp and clear.


The cable service company should be experienced and have enough options to offer you. They should know what they are doing.


Judge the quality of their previous projects by reading online reviews. You can contact recent clients and ask them about their take on the service provider’s quality of work. Make sure they use superior quality tools and parts for their projects.

Proper testing and troubleshooting

It does not matter how great the work is; there is always a chance of needing repairs or updates. A professional data cabling company should also provide IT solutions such as troubleshooting and network testing services.

Last word

Data cabling mistakes can hamper the growth of your business and pull a lump sum amount of additional expenses out of your account. Take some time and choose the right service provider to establish a strong data cabling network for smooth functioning.

For data cabling services, visit our service page and contact Priority Networks Inc today for more information!

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.